Playwrights Guild of Canada Hosts Playwriting Workshop for High School Youth
To celebrate National Youth Arts Week 2012, Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC) will be hosting a FREE playwriting workshop for youth in grades 7-9. The workshop will take place at 215 Spadina Ave (Suite 210), Toronto on May 5, 2012, 10 am to 2 pm. Refreshments will be provided for the participants.
Playwriting 101, with Marjorie Chan
Participants will jump in with warm-ups, physical improvisation and group writing designed to spark the writing process. Learn the difference between writing for a dramatic form instead of for print. Expect to move around, write quickly and leave with ideas and inspiration! This workshop is for new writers, or writers new to theatre. Participants should wear comfortable clothing, bring their own notebooks and be ready to play.
About Marjorie Chan (facilitator)
Marjorie Chan is an award-winning playwright and performer based in Toronto, who is passionate about creating art with andfor youth. Her works have been performed in Canada, the U.S., Russia, and Hong Kong. She often mentors writers through such organizations as PEN Canada, Cahoots Theatre Company, Diaspora Dialogues, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Playwrights’ Guild of Canada, and Nightwood Theatre. As a facilitator and mentor, she has taught in elementary, high school, and university environments here in Canada, Hong Kong as well as in New York. Marjorie also runs Crossing Gibraltar, an outreach, training and performance program for refugee and newcomer youth, for which she was recently nominated for the Canadian Citizenship Award.
- What: Playwriting 101(writing workshop for youth)
- When: May 5, 2012, 10 am – 2pm
- Where: 215 Spadina Ave, Suite 210 (Toronto)
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 416-703-0201.